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Professor Nigel McLoughlin presents Inaugural Lecture

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Wednesday June 5, 6.30pm. TC014, University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH. Reception, Elwes Reception, 5.30pm.

Professor Nigel McLoughlin will be taking centre stage for his inaugural lecture at the University of Gloucestershire on Wednesday June 5.

Prof McLoughlin will be presenting Writing Poetry: Experiments in Language With Language at the Park Campus from 6.30pm, with refreshments from 5.30pm.

The award winning Northern Irish poet, from Enniskillen, joined the University in 2005 as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and won a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011. He served as Course Leader for the MA from its inception in 2007 until last year.

In his inaugural lecture, Prof McLoughlin will discuss how poetry functions as a means of generating new knowledge, what that new knowledge might be, and how by extension the creative arts more generally may be understood as research.

He said: “The lecture will explore the various different types of knowledge that inhere in poems and the ways in which poets go about generating new knowledge. It will use close analysis of an example poem to show ways in which poems may be thought of as experiments in language with language.”

Please contact staff at [email protected] for more information.

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire gained official university status in 2001 but has existed as an educational establishment for nearly 200 years. Our heritage lies in the Mechanics Institutes of the 1830s, with our Francis Close Hall campus founded in 1847 as the Cheltenham Training College.

Today, we have three thriving campuses, Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham, and Oxstalls in Gloucester, which are occupied by approximately 10,000 students. In 2010, the University invested £5 million in teaching facilities including a new, state-of-the-art media and art and design studios.

The University of Gloucestershire delivers approximately 100 undergraduate course choices including accounting, law, business and management, fine art, TV production, humanities, leisure and tourism, social work and education plus and a diverse range of postgraduate and research degrees, and professional courses. For more information visit www.glos.ac.uk

Source: University of Gloucestershire

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